1,000,000 + Attorneys and Legal Staff - Legal employers hire more people on LawCrossing than any other site.
$62.5 Million Settlement Approved for Plaintiffs in Wells Fargo Case
$62.5 Million Settlement Approved for Plaintiffs in Wells Fargo Case
SeaWorld Being Investigated for Potential Fraud by Rosen Law Firm
SeaWorld Being Investigated for Potential Fraud by Rosen Law Firm
PriceWaterhouseCoopers to Pay $25 Million Following Investigation
PriceWaterhouseCoopers to Pay $25 Million Following Investigation
Former Amazon Employee’s Non-Compete Clause Source of Contention for Google and Amazon
Former Amazon Employee’s Non-Compete Clause Source of Contention...
Job Listings

Uber Sued in Boston by Experienced Labor Law Attorney

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

uberlogo_large_verge_medium_landscape

Uber Technologies Inc. is being sued by Boston labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan, who claims that the company exploits its drivers, according to The Boston Globe.

The lawsuit was filed in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston on Thursday. The lawsuit accuses Uber of mis-classifying its drivers as independent contractors so they do not have to pay them the same as employees who have benefits.

The lawsuit also claims that Uber “retains a portion of the gratuity for itself” instead of giving the drivers their entire tip from riders.

“By not classifying its drivers as employees, Uber is shifting the expenses of running a business to its workers,” Liss-Riordan said, according to The Boston Globe. “Making the workers pay for these business expenses saves Uber an enormous amount of money.”

What

 job title, keywords

Where

 city, state, zip



Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!


The lawsuit was filed on the behalf of Hakan Yucesory, from Brookline, who is an Uber driver. Liss-Riordan is seeking class action status for the lawsuit.

“It’s these so-called new technology companies that are using old-school methods to keep their workers from having their rights under the law,” she said. “It’s the newest spin to avoid employee classification.”

Taylor Bennett, a spokesman for Uber, told The Boston Globe, “I can tell you that Uber will vigorously defend the rights of riders to enjoy competition and choice, and for drivers to build their own small business.”

Uber Sued in Boston for Mistreatment of Drivers by

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Tagged: , , ,

Posted by on June 27, 2014. Filed under Business News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Real Estate Associate
USA-TX-Dallas

Our client is a north Dallas law firm who seeks a Real Estate Development Associate.  The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years law firm experience concentrated in representing real estate develope...